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NYT’s David Brooks: Obama has ‘manhood problem’ in Middle East

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 18:41
Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Sun, 20 58 2014 06:58:06 GMT New York Times columnist David Brooks said Sunday that he believes President Obama’s foreign policy isn’t “tough enough” and that he has a “manhood problem” when it comes to dealing with leaders such as Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar Assad. Mr. Brooks expanded on Sen. Bob Corker’s earlier comments on “Fox News Sunday” that Mr. Obama is “creating an air of permissiveness” with regards to Russia. (Snip) “And let’s face it, Obama, whether deservedly or not, does have a — I’ll say it crudely — but a manhood problem in the Middle East,” he continued.

2 Boys Sexually Assaulted in Park Restrooms in South Bay: Police

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 18:04
KTLA'TV [Los Angeles, CA], by John A. Moreno Posted By: Ribicon- Sun, 20 55 2014 06:55:32 GMT Police in Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach on Saturday were investigating separate incidents in which two boys were sexually assaulted this week in park restrooms. A male juvenile walked into a restroom at Polliwog Park (map) about 2:09 p.m. Friday when he was accosted by a man who forced him into a stall and fondled the boy’s genitals, the Manhattan Beach Police Department said in a statement. The victim fled the restroom and reported the incident to a parent. The man is described as white, in his 40s, with grey hair and a medium build, wearing a white shirt and

Sharyl Attkisson Suggests Media Matters Was Paid for Propaganda Attack Campaign Against Her

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 17:45
Breitbart TV, by Staff Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Sun, 20 51 2014 06:51:13 GMT Sunday on CNN´s "Reliable Sources," host Brian Stelter was very critical of former CBS correspondent Sharyl Attkisson´s reporting skills because she has spoken about her experience at CBS News where she witnessed as a common practice the killing of stories unfriendly to the Obama administration. (Snip) Attkisson: I do think, again, that's a campaign by those who really want to controversialize the reporting. I do so you wouldn't listen to it, because if people took the few minutes to do a Google search, you would see the dozens and dozens of stories. I've done that were, in many cases, complemented by liberal press and other liberal as being a

Pipeline delay gives boost to Obama´s political base

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 17:45
Reuters, by Jeff Mason and Steve Holland Posted By: NorthernDog- Sun, 20 47 2014 06:47:08 GMT Washington - The latest delay to a final decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline will reinforce a White House strategy to energize President Barack Obama´s liberal-leaning base before fall elections in which Democrats risk losing control of the U.S. Senate. Environmentalists, worried about the project´s effect on climate change, have put enormous pressure on the president to reject the pipeline from Canada´s oil sands, staging demonstrations outside the White House and protests in states where he travels. A decision to approve it now could have prompted that vocal group, which was instrumental in electing Obama in 2008 and 2012,

Rubin ´Hurricane´ Carter, boxer wrongly convicted of murder, dies

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 17:11
CNN, by Steve Almasy & Eliott C. McLaughlin Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Sun, 20 37 2014 06:37:08 GMT Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the middleweight boxing contender who spent 19 years in prison after being wrongly convicted of a triple murder, has died in Toronto, according to Win Wahrer, the director of client services for the Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted. Carter, 76, died of complications from prostate cancer, Wahrer said. "I always remember spending hours and hours with Rubin talking about the wrongful convictions," she told CNN. "He was a great mentor and teacher. I felt very fortunate to have those times with him. ... He lived a very full life." Carter spent 19 years in prison for a triple killing in

Clearwater doctor unveils secrets of Shroud

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 17:11
Tampa Tribune [FL], by Michelle Bearden & Staff Posted By: JoniTx- Sun, 20 30 2014 06:30:26 GMT CLEARWATER — In the mid'1970s, Wayne Phillips saw a television program telling the story of the Shroud of Turin, a centuries'old linen cloth that bears the image of a crucified man. At first, he was miffed. Years of Catholic schooling — Jesuit High School in Tampa and Notre Dame University — and he had never known about this artifact? (He would later learn that it was a delicate subject at the Vatican.) A doctor, he has a curious mind. A mind shaped by logic and by science. But as a Catholic, he understands some beliefs are still a mystery. He

Ex-death row inmate Anthony Porter angry, feels ‘cheated’ out of money

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 16:51
Sun-Times [Chicago, IL], by Frank Main Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Sun, 20 27 2014 06:27:51 GMT Anthony Porter is angry. He’s come within hours of being executed after he was convicted of killing two people. He was freed from Death Row after another man, Alstory Simon, confessed to the murders. He got a pardon, but he didn’t get a dime when he sued the city and the cops for framing him. And now, there’s a serious push to strip away what little Porter has left: his claim of innocence. Attorneys pushing for Simon’s release from prison say the justice system got it right the first time — that the evidence points to Porter all along in the notorious double murder in 1982 at a South Side park.

It´s a Royal flush in blue: Kate, George and William all wear matching shades of azure as they land in Australia´s capital Canberra

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 16:51
Daily Mail (UK), by Rebecca English & Jessica Satherley Posted By: JoniTx- Sun, 20 22 2014 06:22:20 GMT The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and baby Prince George flew into Australia´s capital Canberra on Sunday night and made sure to co'ordinate their family colours of royal blue. The Royal Family stepped off the plane as a trio, Kate in an above'the'knee Stella McCartney dress, which matched George´s knit cardigan and William´s blue checked tie. After walking off the plane, Prince William shook hands with the Governor General of Australia, Sir Peter Cosgrove at Fairbairn Airport. Scroll down for videos 'Kate held little George in her arms as the family walked off the plane, but handed him over to

Average credit card interest up to shocking 21%

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 16:51
New York Post, by Gregory Bresiger Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Sun, 20 10 2014 06:10:07 GMT Credit card companies know there’s no free lunch, but they’re letting more customers get a taste as an enticement by gouging their existing card members. The average credit card interest rate for people with fair credit has hit a shocking 21 percent, up more than 2 percent from only a year ago, according to industry group CardHub. Credit card companies, which attract new customers with zero percent teaser rates and more rewards, have raised rates while their costs remain historically low, industry observers say. “Credit card interest rates were higher across the board during the first three months of 2014 relative to the same period last year,”

Massive fire in Gibraltar shuts down power and disrupts online betting

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 16:33
Daily Express [UK], by Cyrus Engineer Posted By: Attercliffe- Sun, 20 56 2014 05:56:03 GMT A huge fire in Gibraltar, caused by a fuel tank explosion, shut down many online betting services and disrupted gamblers during a busy day of sport. Residences near the blaze were evactuated following the fire, which broke out at around 1pm local time. The explosion occurred at Gibraltar´s main power station and the fire shut down much of the area´s electricity. Thousands of residents and tourists were left without power while firefighters battled the blaze. The fire was eventually brought under control at around 4.30pm local time. A Gibraltar Government spokesman said: "The fire is under control and there are no casualties

New accounts emerge of Charge of the Light Brigade

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 16:33
Telegraph [UK], by Jasper Copping Posted By: Attercliffe- Sun, 20 41 2014 05:41:59 GMT Immortalised in Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s poem about the “valley of death”, the Charge of the Light Brigade is remembered as one of the most glorious defeats in British history. The documents overturn much of the established wisdom of the battle and provide clues as to how the calamitous attack, during the Battle of Balaclava, in the Crimean War, came to be accidentally launched. [Snip] The charge saw the light cavalry mount an assault into a valley flanked, on three sides, by Russians. Lord Raglan, overall commander of the British forces, had intended to send the Light Brigade to pursue and

These 3 fails show U.S. is an awful boss

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 16:33
New York Post, by Burton W. Folsom Jr. * Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Sun, 20 36 2014 05:36:06 GMT Before taxpayers lost $529 million on solar energy company Solyndra and $10.5 billion on GM, the US government had a long history of backing the wrong horse. Many of the great industries in US history — from the fur trade to steamships, railroads, chemicals and airplanes — failed in the hands of government but succeeded thanks to private entrepreneurs. A closer reading of American history may have avoided the colossal mistake of President Obama’s $700 billion stimulus bill. The government has learned over and over again that when it comes to business, it’s a terrible boss. Here are a few examples to keep in mind the next time you

Prince George meets his bilby namesake at Sydney zoo

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 16:33
USA Today, by Maria Puente Posted By: earlybird- Sun, 20 25 2014 05:25:21 GMT It´s all happening at the zoo today, Easter Sunday in Sydney, where Prince George met a cute little critter named for him and the world got to see the royal baby for a second official appearance. After Easter services at the Anglican cathedral in Sydney in the morning, Prince William and Duchess Kate changed clothes, collected George and headed for the Taronga Zoo, Sydney´s harbor'side menagerie of Australia´s wonderfully quirky wildlife. It was another beautiful sunny day and thousands had been waiting to see them for hours before the zoo opened. Eventually there were so many people, the zoo closed to further

Another sign of the times

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 16:14
Daily Inter Lake [Kalispell MT], by Frank Miele Posted By: davesenior- Sun, 20 13 2014 05:13:55 GMT You can call it a symbol or you can call it a coincidence, but I had a phone call on Good Friday which gave me a perfect column for this Easter Sunday. Kalispell area resident Philip Klevmoen was calling from East Texas to let me know about a news story he was involved in down there in the little town of Hemphill. Philip is the gentle giant who is responsible for spreading the word of God in the form of the Ten Commandments [Snip] Some people don’t like Philip — or at least they don’t like his message. So it’s not unusual for Philip to hear from people who want him to tear down his billboards, or threaten to do so themselves.

The Scientific Community Is Plagued by Western Self-Loathing – The ´Treason of the Intellectuals´

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 16:14
Breitbart London [UK], by David Archibald Posted By: Attercliffe- Sun, 20 06 2014 05:06:32 GMT What stops the Earth from looking like Pluto is energy from the Sun. The quantity and type of energy coming from the Sun varies over cycles that range up to 1,500 years long. The cycle we can see with our own eyes, in our own lifetimes, is the sunspot cycle that is normally eleven years long. [Snip] It has become established—for those who are willing to look at the evidence—that climate will very closely follow our colder Sun. Climate is no longer a mystery to us. We can predict forward up to two solar cycles, that is about twenty-two years into the future. When models of solar activity are further refined, we may be able to predict climate

Winter is Coming. And, Boy How We´re Going to Wish We Still had that Luxury Global Warming ´Problem´!

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 15:56
Breitbart London [UK], by James Delingpole Posted By: Attercliffe- Sun, 20 00 2014 05:00:45 GMT Of all the many absurdities of the great climate change non-crisis which has been pointlessly obsessing our planet this last three or four decades, surely the most egregious is this: global warming is good. No really, it is. As a few bold heretics''such as Australian geologist Ian Plimer in his book Heaven And Earth''have long been trying to tell anyone prepared to listen, the human species is designed for warmth not cold. Ice ages are something we should naturally fear; warming periods are something which for which we should yearn. All the historical evidence confirms this''that periods of warming

Fox executive of 25 years is fired for using her company email account to raise money for families of MH370 victims

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 15:39
Daily Mail [UK], by Alexandra Klausner Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Sun, 20 58 2014 04:58:47 GMT A veteran Fox executive who used her company email account to plan aid for loved ones of the missing Malaysian airplane´s passengers has been fired. Darlene Tipton, who was vice president of standards and practices for the Fox Cable Networks Group, said Saturday she had wanted to arrange swift financial aid to families and other loved ones, sparing them lengthy court fights. (Snip) Fox spokesman Scott Grogin said Tipton´s ´conduct and communications´ violated company policy. Citing privacy concerns, he declined to discuss particulars, but he said, ´As soon as we became aware, we took appropriate steps.´ He confirmed that Tipton

Fit for a Mc'Queen! Elegant in a designer dove grey coat dress, Kate attends church with William on Easter Sunday in Sydney

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 15:39
Daily Mail [UK], by Rebecca English Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- Sun, 20 48 2014 04:48:49 GMT They may be 10,000 miles away from home, but the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge began Easter Sunday in traditional style by attending Church. Looking elegant in a dove grey Alexander McQueen coat with Jane Taylor Hat, Kate and her husband, Prince William, attended morning service at St Andrew’s Cathedral in Sydney city centre. Kate´s hair had been coiffed underneath her hat in an elegant half up, half down style. Prime Minister Tony Abbott and wife Margie arrived first, the Duke and Duchess were greeted on the road by the Archbishop of Sydney, Dr Glenn Davies and Reverend Phillip Jensen.

Rioting After Police Limit Muslim Access to Temple Mount

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 15:18
Arutz Sheva (Israel), by Tova Dvorin Posted By: Scottyboy- Sun, 20 25 2014 04:25:53 GMT Tens of Palestinian Arab youths rioted at the Temple Mount Sunday morning, after police limited Muslim access to the Mount after another series of clashes on Saturday night. (snip)Five Arab youths were arrested late Saturday night, after they tried to scale the eastern wall of the Temple Mount compound and were found with tear gas in their possession. The teens were taken in for questioning. Police Commander Yossi Pariente made the decision to limit access to the Mount early Sunday, announcing that only Muslims with a blue teudat zehut, or Israeli ID card, would be allowed to enter the Mount for

Presidential polls make race for White House a fantasy fit for ´Game of Thrones´

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 15:18
New York Daily News, by Linda Stasi Posted By: JoniTx- Sun, 20 22 2014 04:22:46 GMT The premature presidential polls have started rolling out and are consistent: The race for the White House is as much a fantasy as “Game of Thrones” — filled with as many off'the'mark, off'their'rocker relatives and pretender'contenders to the throne as any “Song of Ice and Fire": REPUBLICANS 'Jeb Bush, Son of George the First, brother of George the Second 'The Good: Last'name recognition ' The Bad: Last'name recognition: Brother Bush’s illegal war and the collapse of the economy. The Ugly: The father, the son and the holy “Good God! — not them again!” The Advice: Get out and go find